Category: Michael Holick

Review of vitamin D studies finds little health benefit

January 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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The evidence is in and vitamin D supplements, despite their popularity, do not seem to have significant benefits for heart health, cancer prevention or even bone health in healthy people, says a new review of previous studies from researchers in New Zealand…

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“The scientific term for it is ‘silly.’  There’s nothing new here.”

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Find the Best Times for Vitamin D

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Dminder app tells users what days and times Vitamin D can be made…

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Metro, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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The list of illnesses you might help prevent by getting enough vitamin D seems to grow every day…

Expert quote:

“People tend to think that if a little is good, a lot is better, so some have raised concerns about the risk of toxicity. But vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical conditions; you would need to take thousands of IUs every day for months for your body to take in enough to be harmful.”

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10 Questions: Michael Holick, MD, PhD

December 12th, 2013 in 2013, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

What would you like to tell patients but don’t?…

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How A Vitamin D Test Misdiagnosed African-Americans

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

By the current blood test for vitamin D, most African-Americans are deficient…

Expert quote:

“There’s no downside to supplementation, so it’s not a big deal.”

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Vitamin D deficiency may lead to physical problems in older age

July 18th, 2013 in 2013, CBSNews.com, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Not getting enough vitamin D may lead to problems with completing everyday tasks later on in life…

Expert quote:

“It would be very nice to have a vitamin D intervention study so that you could actually demonstrate that those that were vitamin D deficient, if you made their blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D above 30 ng/mL, which is what is in fact recommended by the Endocrine Society practice guidelines, … that you could improve neurocognitive function, as well as muscle function, and improve overall health and welfare of people as they’re aging.”

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Skin color is ‘bone-deep’

May 5th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

From the darkest brown to the pastiest white and every shade in between, humans display a tremendous variety of skin colors…

Expert quote:

“Vitamin D is produced at high levels in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun.”

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Mushrooms are effective sources for vitamin D

April 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Examiner.com, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Got mushrooms? A recent study has caused a bit of an uproar within the health and fitness industry today, as it found that mushrooms can be just as effective as supplements for raising serum vitamin D levels…

Expert quote:

“These results provide evidence that ingesting mushrooms that have been exposed to ultraviolet light and contain vitamin D2 are a good source of vitamin D that can improve the vitamin D status of healthy adults.”

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Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

March 15th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Black Americans who take vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure, a new study suggests…

Expert quote:

“We are now beginning to believe that a lot of the health disparities between blacks and whites are due to vitamin D deficiency, including the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancers and even infectious disease.”

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Vitamin D May Prevent Tooth Decay

December 5th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Vitamin D might help prevent tooth decay, a new review of existing studies published in the journal Nutrition Reviews found…

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